Irony wasn’t lost on DDS blogger MJ Quiambao Reyes after yellow blogger PAB or Pinoy Ako Blog called President Duterte anti-poor for nixing the ENDO bill and temporary shut down of PCSO games like lotto.
In a Facebook post, Reyes found it funny that PRRD is now anti-poor when he was merely looking after the best interest of the public when he vetoed the ENDO bill and stopping PCSO games pending investigation for rampant corruption. Reyes described the PCSO and Endo bill move of PRRD as “one-step backward and two-forward” decisions of the President.
Reyes found it even hilarious that some of the yellow bloggers were silent when Pres. BS Aquino vetoed 81 bills during his administration including the Magna Carta for the Poor, SSS pension Hike etc.
Reyes wondered where did these hypocrites get the audacity to even tag PRRD evil and anti-poor who in fact supported and signed several social welfare policies that were ignored by previous administrations including BS Aquino.
Reyes couldn’t help but take a swipe at the previous admin who told the public that we don’t have the money to fund many of these social welfare programs, but in reality, they lack the political which PRRD has to plenty of, to make all these programs possible. The same President they now call anti-poor when he was the one who brought down poverty incidence rate from 28% to 21%, brought down unemployment rate to 5.2% (lowest in 40 years) etc..
FUNNY how some blogres & many of these 3% were silent when then Pres. BS Aquino vetoed 81 bills (yes, you read that right! 81!) during his admin–including Magna Carta for the Poor, SSS Pension Hike, etc.
FUNNIER how these hypocrites are so quick to now condemn President Duterte for exercising his BETTER JUDGMENT on 2 important matters: PCSO & ENDO.
I wonder where they get the temerity to even tag as evil and anti-poor the President who, in fact, supported & signed several social welfare policies (laws & executive orders), such as, but not limited, to the ff:
✓ Universal Health Care Act
✓ Free Tuition for state universities & colleges
✓ Anti-Hospital Deposit Law
✓Philhealth Coverage for PWDs
✓ Maternity Leave Act (105 days)
✓ SSS pension hike
✓ Extensive 4P’s program
✓ Magna Carta for the Poor Act
✓ Free Irrigation Law
✓ Free Internet access in public places
✓ National Feeding Program
✓First-Time Jobseekers Assistance Act
✓ Student Fare Discount Act (20%)
✓ EO to fund salary hike for gov’t workers
✓ Creation of Bank for OFWs
✓ EO versus illegal contractualization
While the previous admin made us believe that we don’t have enough resources and the capacity to fund many of these social welfare programs, it is our current President who had the political will and who is now moving heaven and earth to make all these programs possible. The same President who:
✓ brought down poverty incidence rate from 28% to 21%
✓ brought down unemployment rate to 5.2% (lowest in 40 years).
✓ is instrumental in the regularization of half a million contractual employees
✓ protected thousands of our OFWs
✓ pushed the GOCCs into remitting a record-high P61 Billion in 1st half 2019 (3-5 times higher vs previous admin)
✓ collected billions from big time tax evaders
Vetoing a broad security of tenure bill (for it to be tweaked and can be refiled) is not anti-poor. It is prudence. I agree, though, that the executive should get their acts together so as not to waste time and make the legislators look stupid, or worse, put the President in an embarrassing situation.
Shutting down PCSO temporarily to look into and to put an end to gross corruption within the said agency is NOT anti-poor. It is anti-corruption.
I am certain our President knows exactly what he’s doing when he ordered PCSO closure and vetoed a bill. Those are just some of his many “one-step backward, two-step forward” decisions. 😉